Nursing Home Gets Mail Delivered by Trio of Ducklings

A volunteer mailman at one nursing home makes resident's smile as he delivers mail thanks to the trio of ducks who waddle along behind him. The mailman said his three feathered friends have become a familiar sight to the residents and staff at the nursing home.

As he delivers mail, he often scoop us a duckling drops it in the lap of a resident to hold and pet.  “There’s those cutie pies,” resident said one resident as her mail was delivered. “They’re just so cute!”

The 53-year-old volunteer said that he bought the three ducklings when they were still small enough to fit in one of his hands. Since he got them so young, the ducks now think of him as their mom. He enjoys having the ducklings along. "We can take our time delivering the mail. A lot of the residents like to pick them up, sit them in their laps and pet them," he said. "Everybody just loves them. It’s good therapy. And they’re pretty mellow ducks. They really do love the attention.” For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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